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Total Investing Newbie—Where do I begin?

Overwhelmed by Investing? Too often in life we know what we want to do, know what we need to do, but get overwhelmed by the process involved in getting it done. Everyone knows that they should … read more Total Investing Newbie—Where do I begin?

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Bolster with Beta

What is Beta? BETA—A measure of the volatility of a security compared to the market as a whole.  Beta is a simple measure of volatility of an individual security relative to the market as a … read more Bolster with Beta

What to do with a Stock to Watch

What is a Stock to Watch? Each week we send out our Wanderer Stocks to Watch (STW) Wednesday list—four stocks (our free list subscribers receive one pick) that we think have great looking charts and … read more What to do with a Stock to Watch

Investing in Dividend Stocks

Investing in dividend stocks can be a great investment strategy. Dividend stocks provide two sources of return: regular income from dividend payments and capital appreciation of the stock price. This is why so many Wanderers … read more Investing in Dividend Stocks

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Wash Sales

The Wash Sale A wash sale occurs when you sell a security for a loss, then turn around and buy it (or something very similar) again within 30 days. The wash sale rule is an … read more Wash Sales

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Still a Buy? Portfolio Breakdown

Is It a Buy or a Hold? One of the most common questions we get at Wanderer goes something like this, “I missed the trade alert on Monday. I see the price of ABC is … read more Still a Buy? Portfolio Breakdown

Wondering How To Get Started?

Where Do I Begin? So you’ve accepted that taking control of your finances is something that you need to do. Now, where to begin… Before you start taking steps to bring your finances under your … read more Wondering How To Get Started?

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The Dinghy Guide to Investing

A time to reap, a time to sow A time to sail, a time to row At the top, it’s time to go Where it is, no one knows A friend of mine lived on … read more The Dinghy Guide to Investing

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How to Use Moving Averages

Definition First, let’s define a moving average. For our purposes we are discussing a Simple Moving Average. This is calculated by taking the closing price of the previous X number of periods, and dividing by … read more How to Use Moving Averages

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Stock Charts—What to Look For First

Patterns and Indicators When contemplating a trade there are any number of chart patterns and trade indicators that we at Wanderer look for. No single trade is going to tick every box, so what we … read more Stock Charts—What to Look For First